Frequently Asked Questions
Where do you operate from?
Matilda Bay Boat Ramp, Australia II Drive, Crawley servicing North of the River.
How many people can you take in a class?
A maximum of 5.
Do you offer group or family discounts?
How long does it take?
Approximately four hours.
Where do I get a RST Workbook?
How can I pay?
By cheque or cash. Sorry, no credit card facilities at the boat ramp!
What do I have to bring?
A current WA drivers license to validate your ID and eye sight adequacy. For overseas and child applicants, see page 9 of RST Workbook.
A hat, sunburn cream and a warm jacket if it is cold. Long pants can be worn as there is no requirement for any student to get into the water. Bottled water is provided.
What happens if I fail?
You need to be able to answer the self test questions at the end of each section in the RST Workbook. After some revision which I provide on the day, you will be able to get 24 questions out of 30 correct by ticking the box on one of four alternative answers to each question.
Should you fail, I will provide coaching so that you can sit the exam again. There is no extra charge for this extra coaching.
If you drive a car I have every confidence that I can get you up to speed sufficiently to pass the 11 practical boating tasks as described in the back of the Workbook. If you need extra coaching, there is no extra charge.
Is a RST required to drive a jet ski?
Is a WA RST recognised elsewhere?
Yes in all other states of Australia and many other countries throughout the world.
Is a RST renewable annually?
No, it is for life.
What size recreational vessel can I drive with a RST?
The size of the vessel is unrestricted as long it is registered as a recreational vessel.
I hold a current interstate license. Is it recognised in WA? What do I have to do to get it transferred to a WA RST?
An approved assessor can issue you with a WA RST by you filling out an Application and Skills Recognition Form.
Your boat or mine?
I can do the RST in either – however my boat is great to learn on as it’s easy to handle, it’s safe, it steers well at slow speeds and is covered by all the insurances required.